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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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Cryptocurrency Exchange ShapeShift Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Startup
16 Aug 2017 16:00 Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has acquired the bitcoin hardware wallet startup KeepKey.

Block 494,784: Segwit2x Developers Set Date for Bitcoin Hard Fork
16 Aug 2017 15:35 The developer team behind the Segwit2x scaling proposal is set to announce a formal date for a planned bitcoin hard fork today.

AMD Releases New Software Package for Cryptocurrency Mining
16 Aug 2017 15:00 Graphics card (GPU) maker AMD is rolling out a new software driver geared specifically toward cryptocurrency mining.

Swiss Bank to Sell Ether and Bitcoin Cash to Customers
16 Aug 2017 13:10 A private Swiss bank is expanding a digital asset management service it launched earlier this summer to include new cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Down $100 as Price Seeks Support Above $4,000
16 Aug 2017 12:15 Bitcoin prices are beginning to move sideways, just a day after setting a new all-time high.

02 Aug 2017 16:18 Since the last blog update in May we have published new test networks that are helping us to evaluate much of our recent development work. If you recall, we made several changes to be able to accommodate mobile devices as network clients. These changes included the addition of the Authenticator (a secure access mechanism that […]

Power of the Crowd Series: Number Four
15 May 2017 13:29 It has been a while since we shared our initial thinking around the challenges facing the internet and we have had some excellent reaction to the discussion so far. We very much appreciate the feedback and it is pleasing to see this is a timely discussion. Everyone from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Wired and the Economist […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto